William Gilbert Beattie was a teacher and district superintendent of schools in Alaska, 1905-1919. He was associated with the Metlakhtla Colony from 1910, and was well acquainted with Edward Marsden.
The collection contains letters collected by Beattie as source material for his book, Marsden of Alaska (NY, 1955). Other correspondence and documents relate to Metlakahtla Colony affairs, 1909-1939. Correspondents include Edward Marsden, Samuel Marsden, William Duncan, Sheldon Jackson, William T. Lopp, and Charles D. Jones. Also included in the collection are various newspapers and pamphlets on Alaska; materials on Edward Marsden; photographs of Alaska and Marsden; and materials on the University of Oregon Summer school in Alaska, 1929-1931.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.Restrictions on Use :
Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.
Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.
If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], William Gilbert Beattie Papers, Ax 117, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series: Metlakhtla Colony Correspondence and Documents; Correspondence and documents used in Marsden of Alaska; Edward Marsden; Alaska; University of Oregon Alaska Summer School Materials; Thesis : Trials of the Metlakatla Christian Mission, by Raymond L. Wotring; and Photographs of Alaska and Edward Marsden.
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